2011 Forecasting Survey: BizBash Readers Pick Michelle Obama as Ideal Red-Carpet Celeb

December 29, 2010, 8:30 AM EST

Event professionals voted for Michelle Obama in 2011. In an exclusive survey, BizBash readers chose the first lady as their top choice to walk the red carpet at an event this year.

Twenty-five percent of readers chose Mrs. Obama over a list of celebrities that included Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, the Jonas Brothers, and the cast of Jersey Shore.

The second-place choice was another political player, former president Bill Clinton, with 13 percent. The only other political person on the list, Sarah Palin, won just 2 percent of the votes. Lady Gaga came in third, with 12 percent.

Here are the full results:

Which of these celebrities would be your top choice to walk the red carpet at one of your events in 2011?

1. Michelle Obama (25%)
2. Bill Clinton (13%)
3. Lady Gaga (12%)
4. Betty White (9%)
5. Angelina Jolie (8%)
6. Kim Kardashian (6%)
7. Katy Perry and Russell Brand (5%)
8. James Franco (4%)
9. The cast of Gossip Girl (3%)
10. Sarah Palin (2%)
11. (tie) The Jonas Brothers (1%)
The cast of Jersey Shore (1%)
(Other: 11%)

BizBash conducted the survey online from December 15 to 20, with 567 readers responding.

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